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Duterte tells how well Bello, Dulay know him: Magtinginan lang kami about corruption alam na nila


President Rodrigo Duterte has no doubt about the integrity of Labor Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay because he knows both of them too well.

Duterte named his former dorm mates as two of the government employees he doesn’t have trouble working with in a speech during the Department of Labor and Employment’s 85th anniversary Thursday (December 6).

“Hindi ko akalain na in a few years magkita-kita kami anywhere, everywhere because we are workers of government at hindi ako hirap sa kanila to convey my deepest thoughts about governance and working with government kasi magkilala kami,” he said of Bello and Dulay.

“They know me and I know them. So magtinginan lang kami especially about corruption, alam nila ‘yan,” he added.

Duterte said he has always trusted Bello and Dulay since they shared the same dormitory when he was a student at the San Beda College of Law.

“Kung kinuha ko sila sa gobyerno it’s because I have full faith in their per — competence and in their performance,” he said.